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Hugo is an overstuffed candy-box film of the type that some people really, really like. And if you add “A Martin Scorsese Confection” to the tag, everybody’s over the moon with how unexpected it is, this gift to mankind that’s so creamy and delicious and deep.

I didn’t like it much, myself, but then people say I’m not very nice when it comes to films. And this is one of those super-nice films. Nice nice nice. Even the meanest characters turn out to be nice, or else they conveniently go away early on and die in the snow. It’s very nice snow!


November 26th, 2011 | Comments (36)

Avatar v. Red Cliff

Avatar turns out to be the one about the white guy who gets mixed up with Noble Savages and likes them so much he goes native, right before the big battle. So no surprises about the plot. But what about…

December 21st, 2009 | Comments (33)

Monsters vs. Aliens, Coraline, and the Brave New World of 3-D

We’re monitoring the development of theatrical 3-D, which is supposed to revolutionize the cinematic experience as we know it. It’s currently being tested out in animated films like Monsters vs. Aliens and Coraline, and is soon to be unleashed in…

March 29th, 2009 | Comments (12)